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18 | February 16, 2017 | The lake forest leader faith Faith Briefs Grace United Methodist Church (244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff) Lake Bluff Women’s Club The club meets at Grace United from 12-2 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. Membership is open to all ladies in the community. For membership information, contact Donna Beer at (847) 295- 7108. Boy Scouts Boy Scout Troop 42 will meet in Fellowship Hall from 7-9 p.m. Monday nights. Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest) Eucharistic Adoration Each Wednesday, the Church of St. Mary offers Eucharistic Adoration following the 8 a.m. Mass. A rosary will be prayed each week at 6:40 p.m. with Benediction following at 7 p.m. The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest) Men’s Bible Breakfast Men in the parish meet at 6:15 a.m. every Thursday for relaxed Bible study and fellowship. For more information, visit www. Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N. Waukegan Road) The Bridge Young Adults Group Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If you think you’re a young adult, you are welcome to join. Contact TheBridgeCCLF@ for more information. Submit information for The Leader’s Faith page to alyssa@lakeforestleader. com. The deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 21. In Memoriam Margaret Swift Margaret Muckerman Swift, 90, of Lake Forest, died on Jan. 7. She was affectionately known as Gorgeous. Margaret was born in St. Louis, on Aug. 21, 1926 to Walter B. Muckerman and Margaret P. Muckerman. Married for sixty-three years, her husband Hampden Mepham Swift preceded her in death on May 26th, 2014. Together they raised 13 children and were devoted grandparents of 23. A Sacred Heart education from start to finish, Peggy attended Villa Duchesne, Clayton, Mo. and finished at Marymount University in Tarrytown, N.Y. and Los Angeles. Margaret enjoyed her life with spunk. She raised her children traditionally, committed to instilling values surrounding her devout faith, moral discipline, and zest for life. She could be found with her hands in the dirt, nose in a book, cards at the table, stitching a masterpiece, telling a joke, hosting a dinner party or traveling the world. Her impeccable tasteful eye lent itself to her unique interior design work for her many friends and her many rooms. Gorgeous loved her life. Among her varied and multiple talents, Gorgeous treasured gardening and was an accomplished shiny, red tractor operator. To escape the heat, summers were savored in the refreshing climes of Harbor Springs, Michigan, where she would be smiling under her wide brimmed hat, telling stories that would captivate and keep you wondering what other endearing memories she had left to share. Over the years, you could always find Gorgeous in good company, walking with her kennel of furry companions. Gorgeous shared a hereditary sweet tooth, exuded a disciplined, active lifestyle, and passed both on to her eternally grateful legacies. Inquisitive, blessed with an unquenchable curiosity, Gorgeous devoted her time over the years as an active member to The Antiquarian Society, The Art Institute, The Contemporary Club, The Field Museum, The Fortnightly Committee and The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was recently honored for over 50 years of service. Everyone will remember Gorgeous: her quick laugh, ready wit, loyal and genuine friendships spanning generations, unfailing perseverance and being hilariously entertaining, a true, timeless treasure. You will be missed by all of us you have touched. We love you Gorgeous. We had the best mom ever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Academy, PO Box 413, Petoskey, MI 49770 Private services and interment have been held. A celebration of life event will be announced at a later date for 2017 spring/summer. Laura Smith-McCotter Laura June Smith Mc- Cotter, 95, of Lake Bluff, died Jan. 28. Laura June was born June 14, 1921 in Chicago to Laura and Henry Smith. She was a woman for the ages — despite a traditional upbringing, she grew into a forwardthinking and progressive woman, focused on providing for her family and protecting the environment. She had been a beloved family matriarch for many decades — practical, wise, and generous. Following her husband’s death in 1975, Laura June pushed boundaries by stepping into jobs at Abbott Laboratories and then a career managing The Surgeon’s Group in Lake Forest for 25 years. All the while, she was raising her children, encouraging them to think for themselves, follow their passions, acquire college educations and aspire to be their best selves. Her children remember her giving refuge to their friends whose parents were not so tolerant of different religious/political beliefs, or unacceptable gender identities. As her children became independent, Laura June threw her unbounded energies into protecting the environment. She became an avid volunteer for Lake Bluff Open Lands Association (LBOLA), where she was a dedicated steward of Moffett Woods preserve. Up through her 90th year, she inspired and delighted LBOLA members who delighted in seeing her wearing her fire-resistant gear while taking part in controlled burns to restore open lands, or wielding her reciprocating saw on invasive buckthorn — stewarding the patch of earth she so loved. Laura June grew up in Chicago where she attended Chicago public schools. At Northwestern University, she garnered the accolade of “Pin and Paddle Queen,” earned a degree in English, and met the man she would marry — Donald Clayton McCotter. Together, she and Don raised four children: Sally Wilkinson (Dave), Donald (Wendy), Larry, and Janet Lester (Todd). She leaves a legacy of four children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lake Bluff Open Lands Association, P.O. Box 449, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. www. Elizabeth Hoban Elizabeth Park Hoban, 82, of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, died on Jan. 24. She was the wife of the late Edward (2001); the mother of Charlie (Liz Hiser) Hoban and Tony (Cammie) Hoban; the grandmother of Sam, Sasha and Caroline and Whitney, Charlie and Jimmy; the sister of the late Paula Park Randall; and the daughter of the late Henry and Pauline Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chicago Foundation For Education, One N. Lasalle St., Ste. 1675, Chicago, IL 60602 or to North Chicago Community Partners, 855 Skokie Hwy, Ste. E, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. Justin Molsbee Justin Allen Molsbee, 38, of Lake Forest, died Jan. 4. Justin was born on Oct. 29, 1978. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Justin’s name to the African Wildlife Foundation. Lois Ryan Lois Stevenson Ryan, 85, of Lake Bluff, died Jan. 25 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Lois was born in Philadelphia, Pa. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s in Education from Northwestern University. Lois was a fifty plus year resident of Lake Bluff; where she raised her family and taught in the public school system. She was an accomplished artist and a member of Artists on the Bluff. Lois was also a devoted member of The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest where she sang in the choir and rang bells. She also co-founded The Missions Possible Book Store, proceeds of which support outreach programs. Lois is survived by her three children, Richard Davies Ryan, Jr., Steven Michael (Ann Meeker) Ryan, and Holly Ryan (Jeffery Michael) Howell. She was the grandmother of Richard Davies III (Courtney Chaplin), Charles Warner, and William Hadley Stewart Ryan, Amanda Norwood, John Meeker, and Alice Rhoads Ryan, and Ryan Thomas (Ashley Marie) and Tia Catherine Howell. She was the greatgrandmother to Raelynn Paige and Braxton Michael Howell. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Richard Davies Ryan, Sr. A memorial service will take place at the Church of the Holy Spirit at a yet to be determined date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Missions Possible Bookstore at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois. Carol Tomassene Carol Murray Tomassene, 80, of Lake Bluff, died on Jan. 14. Carol was born in Larchmont, N.Y. to James and Ann (Collins) Murray. Carol was a resident of Lake Bluff for 30 years. She is survived by her daughter Karey (Gerald) Wittenborn; her grandchildren Ashley and Jack Wittenborn; her siblings Ann (Joe) Grant and Joan Royston; and her sister-inlaw Kathy Murray. Carol was preceded in death by her husband John Warren; daughter Casey; and her brother James Murray. No services are planned at this time. Paul Bubala Paul G. Bubala, 82, of Lake Forest, died Jan. 18. Please see Memoriam, 20 lake forest the lake forest leader | February 16, 2017 | 19 Winter reading is here. Chicagoly’s winter issue is out now. Follow up for more at